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Dec 26, 2012 5:00am PST
the "fiscal cliff," new taxes to help pay for the affordable healthcare act will take effect january 1. but the average american will not really see a difference in his bill to the irs. the wealthiest 2% of americans and the healthcare industry will pick up the majority of the tab. back to you. >> thank you. >>> now, ladies and gentlemen, time for the big story of the day. that is as per usual the weather and now the hardest working woman in showbiz. >> i have been working a lot lately. i know. yeah. the holidays, busy time. and if you are out and about traveling you know the rain has been a big issu the last few days. we'll get some brief dry breaks but we have heavier cells moving through. look over san francisco. everywhere you see that orange and yellow that's the heavier rain moving through actually through hayward right now if you are traveling the nimitz anytime in the near future. dublin-pleasanton socked in with rain. so the main cold front has already moved through. this is just unstable air behind it. cool and breezy throughout the afternoon finally drying out by o
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 1:35am PST
hours to vote on a measure to avoid the fiscal cliff. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> teetering on the fiscal cliff is given wall street a case of vertigo. the markets plummeted early, but the dow regained most of its 150-point lost. >>> a former bay area city councilman is about to learn first hand how washington works or doesn't. he's a newly elected congressman and heading into the capitol hill quagmire. juliette goodrich talked to stallwell about his plan to fix our fiscal ills. >> let's face it. you're the freshman walking in. >> reporter: 31-year-old newly elected eric swalwell says if the 112th congress can't figure out the fiscal cliff, he's ready to bring some small town solutions to capitol hill. >> so you really think you can take the city of dublin politics to washington and it's gonna work? >> at the end of the day, it's about personal relationships, trust, working together for the people who elected you. >> reporter: swalwell was a dublin city councilman and said he had to work with republicans in other words to pass the city budget. he says it's the
CBS
Jan 1, 2013 4:00am PST
impact of the fiscal cliff which technically we have gone over. now it is up to the house. in the early morning hours of new year's day, the senate began voting on a bill to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. >> the bill as amended is passed. >> reporter: the senate voted 89-8 to avoid tax hikes for 99% of all americans. >> this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here. but i think we can say we've done some good for the country. >> r if the bill eventually becomes law, the bush era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle-class families. >> middle-class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today for another two months. but because the bill doesn't address spending, getting it passed in the house could be much tougher. >> the fact that the president won challenges partly on s
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 12:00pm PST
to avoid the fiscal cliff on new year's if democrats and republicans can't compromise, tax hikes will kick in, the tax policy center said families making $50,000 a year will have to pay $2,400 more in taxes. >>> the excon who lured firefighters to their deaths left a note saying he wanted to burn down the neighborhood and do what i like doing best, killing people. >> we are being shot at. multiple fireman down, i'm shot. >> that was a call that a wounded firefighter made, william spangler burned his home yesterday and waited for first responders. he was armed a gun, a shot gun and a rifle. he opened fire when crews arrived. arrived. two firefighters were killed. >> just always there for you. you just take them for granted. you don't -- >> two more wounded are still in the hospital on this christmas day. spangler took his own life. his rifle is the same make and caliber weapon used by the newtown shooter. >>> families in connecticut are trying to find solace on this christmas day. the town is still reeling from the shooting that killed 26 people at the sandy hook elementary more t
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 6:00pm PST
on how to avoid the "fiscal cliff." the news comes just three hours before the new year's deadline. cbs 5 reporter grace lee on where it all stands now. grace. >> reporter: late developments brian. this all coming together in the last several minutes. what we have just learned is that the senate will be voting tonight before midnight. that's the deadline and you can see we have a live look at the u.s. capital as of right now. we are also just hearing that the vice president is headed right here to the capital to brief senate democrats on the details of the deal that they will be voting on toinght. for individuals making more than 400,000 or households more than $450,000, their tax rates are expected to go up next year. for two million jobless americans, their unemployment benefits should be extended at least another year. and that so-called inheritance tax will go from 35 to 40%. but even with all these compromises, it is likely that most of us will be shelling out more cash to the irs come next year. >> you know, keep in mind that just last month republicans in congress said they
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am PST
than ever. >>> between fiscal cliff talks and global economic recovery, business stories will continue to dominate the headlines as we head into the new year but there was also a lot to talk about in the last year. we recap the top business stories of 2012. >> reporter: the economy continued its slow recovery with help from the rebounding housing markets. both sales and prices increased. >> buyers are coming back. >> reporter: five major banks agreed to a $25 billion settlement for unfair mortgage practices. the ceo of jpmorgan chase has revealed a trading loss that cost the bank more than $6 billion. we made a mistake. i'm absolutely responsible. the buck stops with me. >> reporter: facebook cheered as its stock became available to the public. shares dropped quickly, eventually sliding into the 20s. the broader stock market gained ground. though wall street worried debt troubles overseas could cause a collapse of the european banking system. >> that could be very, very ugly. >> reporter: severe weather took a toll on the nation's economy. the drought scorched 80% of u.s. farmland. >> it is in a word finished. >> reporter: and hurricane sa
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am PST
the white house this afternoon for a fiscal cliff summit. >> here we are five days from the new year, and we might finally start talking. >> today's white house meeting might be the last chance to come to an agreement. that's because it takes time for a bill to work its way through both chamber of commerce. >> i don't know time wise how it can happen now. >> under senate rules, the only way a bill could make its way through the procedural hurdles in time is if every senator agrees not to. they'll have 24 hours. outside the beltway, carlino will be watching. >> everyone is kind of in a wait-and-see and fingers-crossed per expect tichb right now. >> since 1930 this is only the fifth time congress has worked after christmas. and today's summit is the first time president obama has met face to face with congressional leaders since mid-november. duarte, tick tock. >> thank you. >>> general schwarzkopf is being remembered this morning as a great hero and tactician. as teresa garcia the general died yesterday at his home in tampa from complications related to pneumonia. >> reporter: general
CBS
Dec 31, 2012 4:00am PST
after your local news on "cbs this morning," an update on the fiscal cliff negotiations and a look back at the top stories of 2012 in the world of health and medicine. that and so much more coming up a little bit later on "cbs this morning." i'm terrell brown in new york on this new year's eve. this is the "cbs morning news." this new year's eve. this is the "cbs morning news." new prilosec otc wildberry is the same frequent heartburn treatment as prilosec otc. now with a fancy coating that gives you a burst of wildberry flavor. now why make a flavored heartburn pill? because this is america. and we don't just make things you want, we make things you didn't even know you wanted. like a spoon fork. spray cheese. and jeans made out of sweatpants. so grab yourself some new prilosec otc wildberry. [ male announcer ] one pill each morning. 24 hours. zero heartburn. satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. to say get well to your loved ones. ♪ this came for you, mommy. [ female announcer ] but it takes the touch of kleenex® brand, america's softest tissue, to turn a gesture into a
CBS
Dec 26, 2012 4:00am PST
looming fiscal cliff is forcing president obama to cut short his christmas vacation. the deadline is only six days away. the president plans to leave hawaii today and head back to washington to meet with lawmakers. where heed he and his wife, michelle, spent christmas visiting u.s. troops and their families in hawaii. to beat the january 1st deadline senate majority leader harry reid is said to be crafting his own fiscal package. it would extend the bush era tax cuts for households making less than $250,000, extend long-term unemployment, short-term spending cuts, and make a scheduled drop in medicare reimbursement to doctors. house speaker john boehner said they've had no communication with senator reid. >>> the exconwho ambushed and killed two volunteer firefighters in upstate new york may have murdered his sister. her body was found yesterday, and police say william spamglor had the same kind of military rifle used in the connecticut school massacre. he left behind a chilling note. >> reporter: the christmas eve fire in western new york burned seven homes to the ground, but police
CBS
Jan 1, 2013 4:30am PST
"fiscal cliff." what this means though for everyone's paychecks. >> welcoming in the new year in the bay area full of celebrations and fireworks. but san francisco police say there were a few setbacks that some won't be able to leave behind in 2012. we'll have the details when we return. ,, ,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> over the cliff! a deal is struck in the senate at the 11th hour but passage in the house is far from certain. >> plus, celebrations more about violence. several people are shot in san francisco overnight. >> starting out partly cloudy and dry. actually can we say that? yeah, it is dry out there. looking good so far. will it stay that way? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and the roadways are quiet right now. live look at the bay bridge, so far, so good. >> good morning on this tuesday. it's the first day of 2013. i'm happy new year. i'm grace lee. >> i'm frank mallicoat. 5:00 on this tuesday. >>> congressional leaders have steered away from the "fiscal cliff." there is still no guarantee they went take the plunge. cbs reporter tar
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 5:00am PST
impact on health and welfare programs. >>> the dreaded fiscal cliff can potentially affect a wide range of health programs. >> cbs news' wyatt andrews explains. >> reporter: professor mallen like hundreds of medical researchers has already fallen off the fiscal cliff. her budget which relies on federal grants is being cut by 10% now. as the nih, the national institutes of health, prepares for the possibility of budget cuts later. >> it's as much bigger than just my lab. it's affecting all-academic labs across the country. >> reporter: mallen understands the nih decision but calls it a setback. >> my lab will have to shut down research projects that we know would -- could have profound impacts on curing human disease. we may have to get rid of some staff members. >> reporter: the nih tells us because of uncertainty in the budget awards at 90% of what was perhapsed to researchers -- promised to researchers will be the standard at least for now and the threat of the cut raised alarms. >> some of the cuts -- >> reporter: at johns hopkins the doctor is under pressure to reduce the experiments he designed in mice in search for a c
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
. they just have to do it now. >>> all that "fiscal cliff" talk gave wall street a wild ride today. the dow erased most of its 150- point deficit after promising news from washington. it ended up closing down 18 points. the nasdaq and s&p also closed down a bit. >>> just in tonight, america has lost one of its most decorated and beloved war heroes. general norman schwartzkopf died today. he raised as an army brat spent his life in the military. in vietnam he famously rescued fellow soldiers by marking land mines with shaving cream. but he is best known for commanding the american-led coalition in the 1991 gulf war. his temper earned him that nickname stormin norman. he was 78. >>> a woman called 911 in the middle of the night screaming for help. officers showed up and when it was over they had shot and killed a man. it happened at an apartment complex on creekside drive in walnut creek. officers say that the man confronted them the moment they arrived at the apartment around 3:15 this morning. they won't say what kind of weapon he had but the police say they were forced to shoot him. he died at the scene. some neighbors managed to sleep through it all.
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am PST
looming. some members of congress admit they may well just go over the fiscal cliff and deal with it in january after the new congress is sworn in. leaving his family behind to continue their vacation without him, president obama boarded air force one early this morning and headed for washington to deal with unfinished fiscal cliff business. with just five days until the combination of automatic tax increases and spending cuts that could send the economy back into recession, mr. obama wants congress to take the lead in getting the job done. the senate convenes later today and senate majority leader harry reid told members to be prepared to address fiscal cliff issues through the weekend. reid is working on his own plan to get lawmakers to come together before the end of the year deadline. that plan would likely include letting the bush tax cuts expire for households making more than $250,000 a year and short term spending cuts instead of the massive long-term cuts that would happen if there is no deal. after our wednesday conference call, house republican leaders issued a statement saying they were waiting for the de
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 5:00am PST
top story, the looming fiscal cliff and what appears to be a new sense of optimism about finding a path around it. there isn't much time. just three days for the president and congressional republicans to find common ground on taxes and spending. for the latest let's go to chief correspondent at the white house major garrett. good morning. >> good morning, rebecca. president obama met with the four top leaders yesterday. he met for just over an hour. now, earlier in the fiscal cliff talks, meetings like this had tended to be tense and nonproductive but this meeting gave rise to hopes of a last-minute deal. for the first time in weeks president obama reported genuine progress to averting some part of the so-called fiscal cliff. >> i'm modestly in agreement we'll achieve. >> they're now chasing a much smaller deal than originally sought. the final product if there is one will not include trillions in debt reduction or federal spending or tax code reform. it won't even include across the board spending cuts. it will focus on tax rates and a few spending items. >> that's the bearare mi
CBS
Dec 24, 2012 5:00am PST
avoiding the fiscal cliff. with the new year approaching washington's failure to reach a compromise is affect americans' confidence. taxes will go up on january 1st if they don't reach a deal. >> i've asked leaders of congress to work toward -- it protects unemployment insurance for 2 million americans, and laze the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the president's solution of raising tax rates would still be ready as far as the eye can see and hurt jobs. >> president obama said he will cut his hawaiian vacation short to hammer out a deal with congress with the deadline a short week away. >>> 5:18 now. >>> the nra is adamant about its idea of placing armed guards in the nation's schools. >> this comes as diane fine stein promises to introduce new gun control legislation in the new year. the head of the nra put the game on violent video games and problems with the mental health system insisting another assault weapons ban is not the answer. >> it doesn't work. diane fine stein had her ban, and columbine occurred. >> hundreds of protests yesterday. >>>
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
expected to grow more next year barring any detours caused by a "fiscal cliff." joe vazquez cbs 5. >> must be nice. >>> new year new laws and new protections for consumers. cbs 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts explains how car buyers and homeowners are going to benefit in 2013. >>> reporter: from for profit education -- >> all my money my future is gone. >> reporter: -- to faulty foreclosures. >> for me they happen pretty quickly. >> reporter: and deceptive car dealers. >> , it's an in-house financing that he have. >> reporter: the consumer problems we resolved this year have run the gamut. but next year, a series of new laws may help prevent them altogether. first up buy here pay here. used car dealer financing for low income drivers. one in four of those drivers ends up with a repossessed car. >> it's leaking oil. >> reporter: borrowers like gentry ramos complain of inflated prices, unfair payment stipulations and sub cars with no warranty. now they are required to have warranty. dealers must show proof of fair market value and they can't make buyers pay each month in person. >> i go to the class every da
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:00pm PST
, cbs news on capitol hill. >> jeff: the pressure on congress to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff is great. failure would be felt almost immediately in paychecks as taxes go up. and in financial markets as wall street reacts. even though the dow is up nearly 6% for the year if lost 2% this week as the deadline looms. for more on the potential impact of wall street i'm joined by jim awad chairman of plimsoll. let's talk about the fiscal uncertainity is figuring on wall street. >> it is figuring in an increasingly negative way. the markets are become increasingly concerned that business and consumers will pull back due to the uncertainty about tax and spending. and it's affecting the financial markets and the economy. >> jeff: a slow day tomorrow but how do you think we open? >> i think that if there is any rally it will be a fool's rallyment would you only get a rally if they announce something tonight. but the reality is that anything they announce would be light on fact and long on symbolic-- symbolism it wouldn't have a lot to do with entitlements. it wouldn't address the debt ceil
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 4:00am PST
probably leads to even worse decisions in the futu and bay area leaders sound f on the fiscal cliff stalema. join us for cbs 5 eyewitness news this morning... beginn, >>> here's a look at today's forecast in some cities across the country. waernds, pbs, -- washington, d.c., partly sunny, 48. atlanta, rain, 60s. st. louis, mostly cloudy, 38. denver, morning snow, 25. seattle, rain, 40. >>> shoppers hitting the stores after christmas could find some amazing bargains. experts say post-christmas sales will likely have steeper discounts than in the past. the uncertain economy led holiday shoppers to spend less than usual. so some stores could cut prices by as much as 80%. >>> in celebrations across spain this christmas after a jackpot-busting $3.3 billion lottery. as barry peterson reports, unlike lotteries in the united states, spain spreads the wealth. >> reporter: they won it in the lottery called el gordo. translation, "the fat one." numbers tumbled in machines that look a lot like some sort of imaginary rocket ship. [ cheers ] >> reporter: there was plenty of imagining by people in the audience looking for an extra christmas pres
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 7:30am PST
holiday with the country on the edge of the fiscal cliff. danielle nottingham, cbs news washington. >> it was quite a year. we've going to -- we're going to have more reviews in the last hour. at 8:45 we will take a look at the international news stories of 2012. that is going to be on the cb channel 44, cable 12. >>> for the moment let's look ahead. mcathy labs expects hacking to mobile devices to expand. they might that stuff. the company is especially concerned about so-called ransom ware. it's a type of virus that locks up a phone or tablet and threatens to keep it that way until a ransom is paid. other concerns for mobile customers include trojan horse programs to buy apps without user permission and the hacking of digital wallets. a decline in attacks by hackers because their technical sophistication has grown. >> that's quite the target. >>> it's a murder that even a big city like new york everybody is in shock. >> the arrest of a man pushed to his death at a subway station. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, a man in front of a subway >>> a woman in new york has been charged with murder as a h
CBS
Dec 29, 2012 6:00pm PST
fiscal cliff negotiations, little else is getting done. one piece of legislation that awaits action is a new farm bill. if it's not passed, the price of milk, which is now $3.54 a gallon, could double. another bill languishing in congress is the emergency funding for states ravaged by superstorm sandy. the senate passed 60.4 billion in aid yesterday, but the house has yet to act. nine weeks after sandy hit, the need for help is immense. >> this is my house, this was my dream, you know, this was the american dream. >> reporter: when hurricanes or floods threaten pedro's house in the past, somehow it always survived. but as sandy belted sta ten island two months ago, correa knew right away this storm was different. >> i looked out the window and seen my car, it was moving. i said wow the win must be really ripping, and i looked closer and it was floating. >> reporter: he had already vaked his wife and two children. he and his brother were trying to save the house. sandy gave them no chance. >> out of the corner of my eye i see my neighbor's house floating, and it crashed into mine and knocked it of
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 12:00pm PST
raise my taxes. she is following just like other americans what's going to happen with the fiscal cliff. >> reporter: representative elect swalwell says his new office in d.c. won't be much bigger, but the responsibilities monumental. his message? >> mom, i'm working for you. i'm receiving your text messages and i'm going to make sure that i stand up for you and the people who i grew up with. >> reporter: swalwell will be the second youngest member of congress when he's sworn in january 3rd. he leaves this sunday for washington d.c. to pick up his new keys to his office. in dublin juliette goodrich, cbs5. >> he better listen to mom. good luck. >>> a storm that left record snowfall in arkansas and some 200,000 customers without power is headed into eastern canada. it kept road workers very busy in the northeast after dumping snow across northern pennsylvania, upstate new york and new england overnight. at least 16 deaths are blamed on this storm that started here in california. >>> while it's nothing like that we've got some weather of our own blowing in with a storm arriving as we speak. a high surf advisory has been issued for tomorrow. you're look
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 5:00am PST
to hammer together a last-minute plan to avoid the so-called "fiscal cliff." tokyo's nikkei gained nearly 1%. hong kong's hang seng added .25%. >>> news of more budget talks sent wall street on a roller coaster ride thursday. stocks ultimately ended the session lower for a fourth consecutive day. the dow lost 18 points. the nasdaq was down 4. >>> the clock is ticking until lawmakers' monday night deadline and still no "fiscal cliff" deal is in sight. sunday the house has been called to an unusual session just in case an agreement is not reached. >>> a new report suggests the looming "fiscal cliff" is forcing consumers to lose confidence in the nation's economy. the conference board said on thursday its consumer price index fell sharply in december for the second consecutive month. >>> a potential strike by dock workers along the east coast and gulf coast threatens to cost the nation's economy billions. more than 14,000 longshoremen are ready to strike sunday. a walkout would shut ports from boston to houston. those ports move as much as 100 million tons of goods each year including everything from flat screen tvs, sneakers and snow shove
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:00am PST
hawaii overnight to work on the plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." cbs reporter tara mergener says congress remains gridlocked and fewer americans expect any progress before the new year. >>> reporter: senators and staffers will be filling these empty hallways today trying to work out a deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff." higher taxes will give the average american about $1,500 less to spend next year. and economists believe the $110 billion spending cuts will result in more layoffs. senator harry reid has a plan to keep taxes low for everyone making less than $250,000 a year as well as short term spending cuts until a bigger dooley can be reached. >> it is going to be a patch because in four days we can't solve everything. >> reporter: while senators try to brave the bad weather that has hit many parts of the country, in order to make it back here to washington, house leaders say they will not leave home unless the senate passes its bill first. >> good morning? >> reporter: house republicans scuttled the proposal from speaker john boehner last week and 48% of americans say they are to blame if no deal is reached. >> both sides here have a problem with the american peop
CBS
Dec 25, 2012 6:00am PST
5 early edition. >>> it is not just the fiscal cliff that we're closing in on. a darely cliff? this is a new one. beginning next year you could be paying as much as $7 for a gallon of milk if congress doesn't step in. with all the concerns over the fiscal cliff, several other legislative matters are falling by the wayside. including a stalled farm bill that includes the dairy subsidy. it is set to end january 1st sending us all the way back to the 1950s policy requiring the government to buy milk at inflated prices. therefore driving up the cost for everyone. >>> i'm glad it's christmas. guess who's cozy by the fireplace here? our very own michelle griego sharing this photo from christmas eve. she doesn't know i'm sharing it with you -- >> i know. i know. >> she's at home with her family as you can see. they got the socks on. they're sitting on the couch. they're enjoying the fireplace. and the little socks to the far right is her 4-year-old daughter, my guess is giana is up and under the tree right now looking for goodies. >> that's so cute. i love that picture i think that's the future christm
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am PST
"fiscal cliff" summit. >> here we are five days from the new year, and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: today's white house meeting might be the last chance to come to an agreement. that's because it takes time for a bill to work its way through both chambers of congress. >> i don't know time-wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: under senate rules the only way a bill could make its way through the procedure hurdles in time is if every senator agrees not to slow the progress. the house will be back here sunday night giving them just more than 24 hours to vote on any bill the senate works out. outside the beltway, carlino will be watching. >> everybody's kind of in a wait-and-see and fingers crossed perspective right now. >> reporter: since 1930, this is only the fifth time congress has worked after christmas. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> today's meeting will be the first time president obama and all four leaders of the house and senate have met in person since november 16. >> time to get it done. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will be back to work
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Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
deadline. in addition to the "fiscal cliff," treasury secretary timothy geithner warned congress that the u.s. is close to hitting its debt limit of $16.4 trillion. geithner saved the government will take steps to allow more burrough after december 31. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> let's look now at the markets. stocks fell sharply by 55 and change. the drop is attributed to consumer confidence falling to the lowest level since august. >>> the storm that moved across the country pushing northeast through new england after plowing through 30 states dumping snow, sleet and spawning dozens of tornadoes. edward lawrence has the latest. >> reporter: the northeast is dig out from a giant storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places. >> it's the heaviest snow i can remember. it's shutting the machine down every time of you give it a little push. the ice just clogs it up. >> reporter: the storm started in california last weekend and crossed the country creating blizzards in the midwest and south. several people died in traffic accidents. and the roads remain dang
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Dec 26, 2012 5:30pm PST
forward to ringing in the new year? well, baby new year may end up going over the "fiscal cliff" with the rest of us. >> we are a few days away from the deadline. we have heard a lot about this over the last few weeks but cbs 5 reporter grace lee tells us about another downside that has to do with milk. >> reporter: if we can go over the price of milk will go up significantly because a farm bill that's about to expire and the closer we get the more likely that political analysts believe that we will go over the "fiscal cliff." so by next week could you start seeing your grocery store bills skyrocket and your paychecks plummet. the president is inding his hawaii have a -- ending his hawaii vacation early and returning tonight. >> wonderful to see all of you. merry christmas to everybody. >> reporter: congress is also coming back from a winter break tomorrow. and time is ticking down on the "fiscal cliff" clock. >> not likely to make a deal before the 1st. >> reporter: cbs 5 political analyst joe tuman says this is washington politics at its worst. >> the only thing that's going to force bo
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Dec 31, 2012 11:00pm PST
a deal. what the fiscal cliff agreement means for everyone's paycheck. good evening. i'm brian hackney. >> and i'm elizabeth cook. the u.s. senate has reached a deal in the fiscal cliff negotiations. cnn is reporting they just voted to approve it. all the details of the deal and what it means for you and your finances. >> reporter: lawmakers postponed the automatic spending cuts that would have hit the pentagon and other federal agencies this week. they did strike a deal on taxes. three hours before the midnight deadline, senate majority leader mitch mcconnell and vice president joe biden emerged with a compromise on taxes and agreed to wait on slashing spending. >> this was the mini cliff. the big cliff still lies in front of us. >> reporter: president obama had scolded congress for waiting so long. >> one thing we can count on with respect to this congress is that if there's even one second left before you have to do what you're supposed to do, they will use that last second. >> reporter: the bush-era tax cuts remain in place for individuals earning as much as $400,000 a year
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Dec 27, 2012 5:30pm PST
the holidays on a bill to possibly avert the fiscal cliff. those talks i'm told did not make much progress. the face-to-face conversations may fact create the possibility of a breakthrough. but right now the president has no new proposals to give his congressional leaders. he will stick with what he told the nation on friday-- raise income taxes for households earning more than $250,000, extend unemployment benefits for those americans out of work for more than six months, and try to find some other means to avert the fiscal cliff before that deadline, and tomorrow, may give us a glimmer of hope but as i said, the white house does not consider this a breakthrough, but everyone is and will be talking. >> glor: major garrett at the white house. thank you. all of this uncertainty is already affecting the economy. today, a closely watched business group reported consumer confidence has declined for a second straight month, a sign americans may continue to hold back on spending. consumers won't like what they see at the supermarket if congress doesn't pass a new farm bill by january 1. milk prices could double to $7 a gallon or higher. john blackstone tonight explains why. >> who wants milk? >> me! >> reporter: with four ch
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Jan 1, 2013 6:00am PST
"fiscal cliff" deadline. but there is a deal and a vote. the critical next step that still must happen. coming up. >>> san francisco police will be starting the new year looking for two suspects involved with two different shootings that left three people injured. we'll have details coming up when we return. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> america rings in 2013. tens of thousands watch a dazzling display over the bay area skies. >> happy new year! >>> we are going to be out there watching you and we take it seriously. >> oakland mrs. are stepping up dui patrols. >> the bill as amended is passed. >> the senate passed a "fiscal cliff" compromise blocking across-the-board tax hikes and spending cuts that could kick in january 1. >> this is a mini cliff. the big cliff lie this is front of us. >> secretary of state hillary clinton has a blood clot in her head. >> thousands of people are lining the rose parade route preparing for cold weather. >> we have bed, fireplace, blankets, fire pit. we're all set. from across the bay to around the world, the stories that matter on "eyewitness news this morning" ... >>> goo
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Dec 28, 2012 4:30am PST
afternoon for a "fiscal cliff" summit. >> here we are five days from the new year, and we might finally start talking. >> reporter: today's white house meeting might be the last chance to come to an agreement. that's because it takes time for a bill to work its way through both chambers of congress. >> i don't know time-wise how it can happen now. >> reporter: under senate rules the only way a bill could make its way through the procedure hurdles in time is if every senator agrees not to slow the progress. the house will be back here sunday night giving them just more than 24 hours to vote on any bill the senate works out. outside the beltway, carlino will be watching. >> everybody's kind of in a wait-and-see and fingers crossed perspective right now. >> reporter: since 1930, this is only the fifth time congress has worked after christmas. tara mergener for cbs news, washington. >>> it is nearly 4:40 now. secretary of state hillary clinton plans to return to work next week after a three-week absence from the hill. she has been recovering from that concussion from when she fainted while
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
through the south, still ahead. >> the looming "fiscal cliff" forces president obama to cut his christmas vacation short. i'm erica ferrari in new york. i'll have that and more coming up in your cbsmoneywatch report. >>> and what's cool about your school? you can submit your nomination on our website, cbssf.com/coolschool. we may come and feature school right here on our show. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ boy 1 ] hey! that's the last crescent. oh, did you want it? yea we'll split it. [ female announcer ] made fresh, so light, buttery and flakey. that's half that's not half! guys, i have more! thanks mom [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents. let the making begin [ female announcer ] holiday cookies are a big job. everything has to be just right. perfection is in the details. ♪ get to holiday fun faster >>> welcome back! here's your cbs 5 snow report: basketball team is spending holiday season in hawai'i. much more traffic and weather coming up. >>> one local college basketball team is spending the holiday season in hawaii the university of san francisco taking on the east tennessee state on christmas day in the diamond head classic. an im
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Jan 1, 2013 7:00am PST
year. we begin with breaking news on the fiscal cliff. the senate approved the last-minute deal overnight, barely missing the deadline. the house could vote on it today. nancy cordes is on capitol hill with more this morning. nancy, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, terrell. happy new year. well there is one major hurdle left for this fiscal cliff deal that, is a vote later today in the house of representatives, perhaps as early as 1:00 in the afternoon. the senate voted well after the ball dropped in the early hours of the morning, passed overwhelmingly with lots of support from both sides. the final tally was 89-8. >> shouldn't have taken us this long to come to an agreement and this shouldn't be the model for how we do things around here but i appreciate the vice president's willingness to get this done for the country. >> reporter: vice president biden negotiated the deal with senate republicans over the weekend, but he also came to the hill last night to sell democrats on the plan some of whom thought there were too many tax giveaways to the rich in thi
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Dec 25, 2012 5:30pm PST
the fiscal cliff made shoppers reluctant to ersnd. in egypt, voters have approved a new constitution based largely on islamic law. 64% voted yes but the turnout as very low, a little less than a third of eligible voters. coposition leaders say the constitution takes away many of their rights. in syria's civil war, rebel forces appear to be gaining ground against the assad regime. sctivists say the rebels captured the town of harem along the turkish border after a cttle that lasted four weeks. the rebels had already captured other towns in the area and at least three military bases. thpe benedict spoke up today for the 40,000 killed in syria in inarly two years of fighting. ,n his christmas address, he denounced the slaughter of the defenseless. inialso urged palestinians and israelis to find the courage to negotiate. the housing industry is coming back, and guess who is on a buying spree? and this could be a huge advance in space flight. spreusable rocket. when the cbs evening news continues. continues. if you have high blood pressure and get a cold get coricidin hbp. the number one
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am PST
reaching the fiscal cliff. the president and congress on christmas vacation. it will be thursday before talks resume to try and prevent the automatic tax hikes and spending cuts from taking effect january the 1st. andrew spencer with the very latest from washington. >> reporter: some republican lawmakers say president wants the country to fall over the cliff. >> we were going over the cliff before. that's what the president wants. >> john boehner failed to get vets in on thursday. that would have raised taxes on people earning more than a million dollars a year. on friday speaker painer and the president left with no deal, each making a parting pitch. >> i asked leaders of congress to work toward a package that prevents a tax hike on middle- class americans, protects insurance for 2 million americans and laze the groundwork for further work on both growth and deficit reduction. >> the president's -- it would hurt jobs. >> reporter: the partisan bickering has put the country on the brink of a potential economic crisis. some long-time lawmakers dismid- by the perpetual gridlock. >>
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Dec 26, 2012 6:00pm PST
garcia, cbs news, los angeles, teresa garcia. >>> the "fiscal cliff" fight comes to coffee shops. how starbucks hopes to grind that debate to a halt. >> a christmas gift exposing an embarrassing mistake. the taboo discovery on a tablet computer. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, up space? san francisco's annual "treecycling" program starts next week. >>> getting tired of your christmas tree dropping pine needles and taking up space? san francisco's annual treecycling program starts next week as do many others in the bay area. but the city and the trash company recology dragged out the chipper to show us what it does. they say all those little chips will be converted into alternative energy fuel. >> we want the tree kept separate on the curb with the regular carts. we want the trees be free of ornaments, tinsel or lights. >> last year, more than 500 tons of christmas trees collected in san francisco. the program's 26th year, starting january 2 to the 15th. >>> today is the first day of kwanzaa. there was a free concert to kick off the holiday. the tradition dates back to the '60s to honor family, communi
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Dec 28, 2012 5:30pm PST
. apart from the fiscal cliff febate, some other laws are due to expire january 1, and that could cost americans plenty. ar starters, the payroll tax break will end. illial security taxes will go from 4.2% back to 6.2%. if the farm bill is allowed to expire, it is feared milk prices could rise sharply. hundreds of american families famiheartbroken tonight after russian president vladimir putin banned all adoption of russian children by americans. it is believed to be retaliation for a new u.s. law that targets human rights abuses in russia. in the past two decades, more , mo 60,000 russian children have been given new homes inside the u.s. it elaine quijano met one family whose adoption is now on hold. >> look at this. look. >> reporter: two years ago kim and robert summers decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. enen you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? k i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little ginger boy, and i fell in love with him. >
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Dec 31, 2012 7:00am PST
fiscal cliff. >>> and all that matters. >> fireworks lit up sydney harbor, beautiful, as people mark the start of 2013. happy new year. >> on "cbs this morning." >>> chuck pagano back on the colts sideline yesterday cancer free as the colts won 28-16. >> i feel so blessed to be back with you guys in the battle. thank you. thank you so much. captioning funded by cbs >>> welcome to "cbs this morning." i'm norah o'donnell with anthony mason. as we wake up the deadline to the fiscal cliff is just 14 hours ai wa. there's no deal yet, but members of congress are heading back to capitol hill. first, breaking news on the condition of secretary of state hillary clinton. >> she's in a new york city hospital this morning being treated for a blood clot. doctors say it's related to a concussion that's kept her out of the office for the past three weeks. margaret brennan is in washington with the latest. margaret good morning. >> reporter: good morning to you. secretary clinton is taking anti-coagulant to thin out the blood clot. doctors will monitor her for at least the next 48 hours. >> a warm welcome to the secretary of state.
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Dec 31, 2012 5:00am PST
"fiscal cliff." a final push to reach a deal before the midnight deadline. >> jack frost showing up in some of the valleys very chilly start to the day. will we see some rain for new year's eve? we'll talk about that coming up. >> and no major hot spots at all in any bay area roads. here's a live look at 101 in san jose. mass transit offering free rides for the holiday, we'll tell you which once coming up. >>> good morning. it's monday, new year's eve, happy early new year's to you folks. i'm frank mallicoat. >> i'm michelle griego. time now is 6:00. we're on the scene of developing news in san francisco this morning. >> we are. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in the excelsior district where a gas line gave firefighters a little bit of trouble this morning. she joins us with the latest now. good morning, cate. >> reporter: good morning, frank. on top of that, firefighters are calling this house fire suspicious just because of how quickly it spread but again we don't know what caused it. an arson team will be investigating today. we know that two people were taken to the hospital for nonlife-threatening injuries and three residents are homeless as a result of the fire. it
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Dec 26, 2012 7:00am PST
for a perfect storm for an economic disaster are growing with the fiscal cliff just six days away. a new poll finds 50% of americans think president obama and congress will reach a deal in time but that number has dropped in the past week. president obama plans to cut short his family vacation in hawaii leaving for washington late tonight. yesterday, he spoke to troops at a marine corps base in hawaii. >> on behalf of michelle and myself and our whole family we do this every year. this is where i was born so we come back for the holidays but one of our favorite things is always coming to the base on christmas day and having a chance just to meet you, those of you who have families here and to say thank you for the extraordinary work and service that you guys do each and every day. >> chip reid is in washington with more on the budget talks. chip, good morning. >> good morning, rebecca. as you mentioned, the president plans to cut short his vacation in hawaii and fly back to the white house later tonight, arriving about noon thursday. here in washington there has been no communication between
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Dec 25, 2012 1:35am PST
his family. >>> it may be christmas eve but the fiscal cliff is not far from the minds of lawmakers. the president and congress left washington on friday for the holidays with a promise to return later this week. there is only a week left to avoid tax hikes and spending cuts that will impact almost every american. tonight it appears democrat senate leader harry reid may take the lead in crafting a comp mice to prevent tax hikes on at least the middle class. the president was in hawaii for the funeral of senator daniel minoli. >>> one of the president's last acts before leaving washington caught some holiday travelers offguard today. grace lee on how an unexpected federal holiday scuttled some christmas vacations. >> i'm really upset. at this point, i don't know what can we do now? just wait. we've been here since 7:30 in the morning. my appointment was at 9. >> reporter: stranded an christmas eve. it was the same story for dozens who were supposed to pick up pass ports today. some had confirmation numbers. >> extremely frustrating and disappointing that i'm not going to be able to s
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
, they have taken off for the holiday. looks like we're headed over the fiscal cliff. the millions in cuts facing bay area cities. >>> plus, caught on camera. dramatic river rescue in l.a . a man clings to bushes for hours fighting that strong current. that is coming up at 6:00. >> one more week at the holiday week weather. >> reporter: it is amazing between this dance last december 20/09 comes -- this december and last december. five times as much snow this year compared to last year. early christmas present for the skiers. >> yeah. >> thanks for watching. >> glor: ton >> glor: tonight, firefighters ,mbushed. four volunteers targeted by a rs targe >> we're being shot at. multiple firemen down. >> glor: two are dead after responding to a house fire. fire.elrod has more. holiday storms potentially disrupting travel plans for l planss. snow moving from west to east, forecasters say tornados could out the south. down to the wire in the pivotal christmas shopping season. in john blacstone says many retailers will not be ohnebrating. celebratins to santa. >> "dear santa, are you getting re
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Jan 1, 2013 5:00am PST
ease the pain of the "fiscal cliff." the one final hurtle to cross in the next couple of hours. >> reporter: tens of thousands lined up on the embarcadero to take in the new year's eve fireworks but police say some celebrations turned violent. we'll have the details in a live report. >>> and a ritzy new york couple busted with weapons and a bomb stash. but that's not all. the book that has police so concerned. keep it right here. we'll be back. ,,,, p [ female announcer ] pillsbury crescents on their own are fantastic but add some sauce, pepperoni and cheese and fold up the crescent dough...and presto! tuesday night just became crescent pizza pocket-tastic pillsbury crescents. let the making begin here's a better idea. pillsbury grands! flaky layers biscuits in just 15 minutes the light delicate layers add a layer of warmth to your next dinner. pillsbury grands biscuits dance class, shopping, and more. so do something nice for it. chevron with techron. care for your car. i'm grace lee michelle has the >>> america rings in 2013 as tens of thousands watch a dazzling fireworks show over the bay area's skies. >> happy new year! >> we are going to be out there. we ar
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Dec 27, 2012 4:30am PST
on a plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" today. but house gop leaders say they will not return to washington unless the senate passes a bill. with no deal on the horizon, a new poll finds the gop gets the biggest share of the blame for the stalemate. >> both sides here have a problem with the american people and it's why congress has 11% job approval rating. >> even starbucks is getting itchy for an agreement. its employees are writing "come together" on coffee cups to encourage compromise. >>> hawaii's democratic governor will replace daniel inoue to represent the state of hawaii in washington, d.c. inouye died of respiratory complications last week. on the day he died, the late senator wrote to the governor asking for representative colleen hanabusa to replay him. she made it to the final round of considerations but didn't win that nomination. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in intensive care at a houston hospital with a fever and lingering cough. mr. bush was admitted to the hospital more than a month ago with bronchitis. he was moved to icu sunday. a bush family spokesman says the 88-year-old was alert and joking with the doctors but had yet to respo
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Jan 1, 2013 1:35am PST
block the impact of across the board tax increases and spending cuts that make up the fiscal cliff. the vote was an overwhelming 39- 8. the house vote is expected tomorrow. >>> meanwhile back in the west coast here's a live look. up to a quarter a million people are expected for the fireworks show. many of them staked out their spots hours ago and they were hanging out despite temperatures plummeting. >>> every year bringing changes some good, some bad and some less. less change in your pocket any way. mike sugarland says get ready to pay more for everything starting tomorrow. >> reporter: has the dubious distinction of having the highest sales tax in california. >> even if it's just one penny. it's 5-cents it's going to add up. especially for young kids, i'm 21 and i spend money like it's nothing. >> reporter: now when she spends money like it's nothing she's going to spend a penny for every $4, that's a big deal. >> nobody likes it but i guess if it has to be it has to be. >> reporter: steve leon is a manager of a local tire store and he's not worried. prop 30 raised taxes and it
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00pm PST
last thing to do before the new year, but will they get a deal together in time to avoid the fiscal cliff? as the leaders on capitol hill try to agree, locals say they are prepared to lose billions. >> locals are brace -- brace for the possibility of cuts. here is the story. >> this morning a smiling san pan mayor ed lee was one of the first officials to show up at the annual toy drive. but it doesn't look like american cities or counties will get a lot of cheer out of washington with the pending fiscal cliff and the threat of $7.5 billion in cuts. >> most of the cuts would be in health care, welfare programs for the poor, housing. >> across the bay alameda could bety supervisor predicted. >> our wic program which is a program for mothers to get nutrition for their newborn babies, that would experience a large cut. >> education would also take a hit. >> this would undo a lot of the good of the extra taxes carolinianstns are willing to invest. particularly special needs would have cuts as much as 10 10%. also, the meals program. >> it is not just the immediate cuts that worries the l
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Dec 30, 2012 6:00am PST
washington and the fiscal cliff-hanger that remains mired in a political tug of war. and to move on to a new year. still to come, comedian, actor and musician jamie foxx. and we toast th quicken loans? ♪ at quicken loans, our amazingly useful mortgage calculator app allows you to quickly calculate your mortgage payment based on today's incredibly low interest rates... right from your iphone or android smartphone. one more way quicken loans is engineered to amaze. ♪ is engineered to amaze. is bigger than we think ... sometimelike the flu.fer from with aches, fever and chills- the flu's a really big deal. so why treat it like it's a little cold? there's something that works differently than over-the-counter remedies. prescription tamiflu attacks the flu virus at its source. so don't wait. call your doctor right away. tamiflu is prescription medicine for treating the flu in adults and children one year and older whose flu symptoms started within the last two days. before taking tamiflu tell your doctor if you're pregnant, nursing. have serious health conditions, or take other medicines. if you d
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00pm PST
now at the last minute. >> last-minute talks on the "fiscal cliff." tonight, we're going into the long holiday weekend still no deal. but there is a bit of confidence that the senate will reach a last-minute agreement. with three days to go there were talks today, then the president addressed the nation. thigh presidentgrace lee reports. >> reporter: the plan b would be this. if there is no deal, then the president says he still expects the senate to take action. he says at the very at least he expects to keep unemployment benefits to the jobless and to maintain the bush-era middle class tax cuts but at this point can we avoid the "fiscal cliff"? it is still possible but experts say with every passing hour it becomes more difficult. >> well, we're now at the last minute. the american people are not going to have any patience for a politically self-inflicted wound to our economy. not right now. >> reporter: congressional leaders left the white house after trying to negotiate an 11th hour deal to avoid the "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts that begin on january 1. the preside
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